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The Breakfast Club -- Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
The Breakfast Club -- Everybody passes the time in their own way.
The Breakfast Club -- In every brown bag is a sack full of character.
The Breakfast Club -- Everybody gets high and dances around the library.
The Breakfast Club -- Bender accuses Claire of being a virgin and a future fat girl.

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Director:
Writer:
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
15 February 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They only met once, but it changed their lives forever. See more »
Plot:
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Labeled: Delinquents -Actually: Students- Most Defineately: Human Beings- Undeniabley Eighties! See more (648 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
John Hughes 
 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Gil Friesen .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Michelle Manning .... co-producer
Andrew Meyer .... executive producer
Ned Tanen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Keith Forsey 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Walters .... makeup artist
Linle White .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John C. Chulay .... unit production manager
Adam Fields .... executive in charge of production
Richard Hashimoto .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... first assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... second assistant director (as James R. Giovannetti Jr.)
 
Art Department
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago
Ted Wilson .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... boom man
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Robert L. Hoyt .... supervising re-recording mixer (as Bob Hoyt)
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nick Korda)
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely .... assistant sound editor
John Roesch .... foley
Joan Rowe .... foley
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor (as Jerry R. Stanford)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects (as Bill Schirmer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip: Chicago
Ben Beaird .... key grip
George Bouillet .... director of photography: Chicago
Danny Buck .... gaffer (as Dan Buck)
Henry M. Lebo .... camera operator (as Henry Lebo)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... panaglide operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Mike Moyer .... gaffer: Chicago
Mark Simon .... assistant camera operator: Chicago
Kenneth Zunder .... assistant camera operator (as Ken Zunder)
 
Casting Department
David Gonzales .... casting assistant
Janice Papolos .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costume assistant
Eddie Marks .... costumer
Christine Zamiara .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant film editor: Chicago
Nancy Frazen .... assistant film editor
William Goldenberg .... apprentice film editor
Aubrey Head .... color timer
Jim Miller .... associate film editor (as James W. Miller)
John Therieau .... assistant film editor
Scott K. Wallace .... assistant film editor (as Scott Wallace)
 
Music Department
David Anderle .... music supervisor: A & M Films
Gary Chang .... composer: additional music
Keith Forsey .... music supervisor
Carlton Kaller .... assistant music editor (as Carl Kaller)
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Patrick Nallon .... transportation captain (as Pat Nallon)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor
Al Gomez .... assistant: Michelle Manning
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid
Sly Lovegren .... production coordinator (as Sly Lovgren)
Marty Pessin .... auditor
Fredell Pogodin .... unit publicist
Sam Rath .... production assistant
Kathleen Sacchi .... coordinator: L.A.
Susan Vanderbeek .... production secretary (as Sue Vanderbeck)
Jane Vickerilla .... assistant: Mr. Hughes
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... production assistant (as Linnea Wicklund)
 
Thanks
Marlene Alexander .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Bobby Richter .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Don Stillwell .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Breakfast Club" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-14 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (Certificate No. 27628) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, and Ally Sheedy played high school students in this film, the same year that they would portray college graduates in St. Elmo's Fire (1985).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the opening sequence, there is a newspaper with a wrestling article featuring Andrew "Clarke". In the credits, Andy's last name is spelled "Clark".See more »
Quotes:
John:Hey, how come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we'll all get up, it'll be anarchy.See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't You (Forget About Me)See more »

FAQ

What does Bender's joke mean?
Why are the characters in Saturday detention?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Labeled: Delinquents -Actually: Students- Most Defineately: Human Beings- Undeniabley Eighties!, 8 April 2012
Author: edwinallarren from United States

The film "The Breakfast Club" reflects the recognizably flippant disposition that so many 1980's movies so vividly portrayed, however, it differentiates itself from such a post in several acutely creative aspects. Set in a Chicagoland north suburban high school, it accompanied the artistic genre that so many film companies engaged in when using Chicago as an ideal filming venue during the eighties' movie era. Unlike so many films set in Chicago, "The Breakfast Club" capriciously emanates a mandatory acrimony with every one of the main characters in this film! The one scene whereby all of the students commiserate with each other about their justified tales of woe, became a scene which evokes a bevy of utterly human responses. At that juncture in this film, these students were thoroughly aware of the fact that they could ill afford the luxury of pulling back any punches, and, it was incumbent upon them to ameliorate their socially awkward circumstances. Each one of them, the student (Anthony Michael Hall); the athlete (Emilio Estevez); the princess (Molly Ringwald); the basket case (Ally Sheedy); and finally, the criminal (Judd Nelson), became the precarious representative of the walk of life whom they represented in the high school which they were attending. The very last scene of Judd Nelson (The Criminal) was a significant trademark of the entire film's dynamic. Judd Nelson's agitation was manifested through his desultorily assembled attire. As a matter of fact, each one of the major characters in this movie were flawlessly executed to exact the proclivities of a handful of teen-age cultural stereotypes. Any director and/or writer will tell you that articulating a perfect 10 character development with every one of the main characters in any given film, becomes an insurmountable task which is neon impossible to successfully accomplish! The movie, " The Breakfast Club", managed to depict every one of their main characters with an uncanny cogency that puts this film in an auspicious category all by itself! "The Breakfast Club" was made in 1985, and, it was partially responsible for laying out the existing paradigm for movies, as well as high school students' attitudes in general, for the decade of the 1980's. In 1985, "Out of Africa" won the academy award for best picture. "Out of Africa" is, of course, a fabulous film, however, "The Breakfast Club" is far more adept at sparking naturally human interaction into the scope of cinematic entertainment. A film like " The Breakfast Club" accommodates the purpose of movie going, which is, often times, to re-emphasize the significance of delving into the tumultuous intricacies of faulted human nature. A grass roots recognition of our egregious inadequacies as individuals, is an indelibly crucial component to stellar movie making. At such a level, the film; "The Breakfast Club", is virtually second to none in procuring such a coveted feat. Director, John Hughes, deserves one accolade after the next for his efforts in the wonderful production of this film. The acting was phenomenal! Subsequent to the making of the film "The Breakfast Club", all of these actors and actresses have gone on to be eighties icons, as well as perennial top billing entertainers. It has always been a yearly ritual with me to see this film on the Saturday before Easter. Last night, I watched "The Breakfast Club" once again, and, I thought it was better than I ever previously remember it to be from times before! It is an absolute must to see this 1980's marvel; "The Breakfast Club" - Eighties Classic! An Ultimate Movie Treasure Extraordinaire! Five Stars!

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